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Four Bills Target Nicotine Products and Underage Smoking
Feb 12,2019

Today's teenagers are less likely to smoke cigarettes, but that doesn't mean they’ve given up nicotine. Vapes, Juuls and other alternative nicotine products have taken over the industry and sparked

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Black Leaders Call for Forgiveness, Second Chance for Northam
Feb 12,2019

"Redemption." That word was used repeatedly as five black leaders from across Virginia gathered Monday urging state legislators to rescind statements calling for Gov. Ralph Northam’s resignation following his blackface


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"Elephant in the Room": Community Advocates Discuss Race, Gentrification
Feb 12,2019

One of Shekinah Mitchell's favorite memories in Richmond is walking out of her favorite corner store 10 years ago and serendipitously meeting the man who would become her husband.

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Virginia Expresses 'Profound Regret' for History of Lynchings
Feb 12,2019

Outlining a "dark and shameful chapter of American history," state legislators have unanimously passed resolutions to “acknowledge with profound regret the existence and acceptance


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Calls for Lt. Gov. Fairfax to Resign Swell with Second Accuser
Feb 10,2019

Democratic leaders called on Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax to resign after a second woman stepped forward Friday and accused him of sexual assault

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Advocates Still Pushing for Virginia to Ratify ERA
Feb 10,2019

You would never know from the gathering of more than 50 ERA advocates this week that resolutions to ratify the federal Equal Rights Amendment died in a House of Delegates committee last month.

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Senate OKs Bill Requiring Daycare Facilities to Test Water for Lead
Feb 10,2019

Over 5,000 child care facilities around the state must start testing their drinking water for lead or use bottled water under a bill approved by the Virginia Senate.

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Fairfax Sexual Assault Allegation Arises Amid Northam’s Ongoing Scandal
Feb 06,2019

While activists urge Gov. Ralph Northam to resign over a racist yearbook photo, his would-be successor — Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax — is facing a sexual assault accusation.




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